HRI Goes to Portland
HRI will host a reception at the Farwest Show in Portland, Ore., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The reception takes place at the Oregon Convention Center meeting room A105-106. Join us and learn more about HRI at this complementary event, open to all. Please RSVP to Teresa Jodon or call 202-741-4852. Drinks and appetizers will be served while we celebrate our HRI donors, members and friends. Entertainment by Tim Ellis and Jim Walker. See you there! More
Smartphones Look to Replace Plastic as Payment
from Retail Customer Experience
The gas-powered car
killed the horse and buggy as a mode of transportation (excluding the Amish). Video apparently killed the radio star. So what's next to go? According to a Bloomberg report, plastic credit and debit cards may be doomed by smartphones. More
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The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet
Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in
decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting. Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. And Michael Wolff explains why the new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising (and profitable) pastures. More
A Link Between Pesticides and Attention Disorders?
from TIME Wellness Blog
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley followed more than 300 California children and their mothers over several years. When the
women were pregnant, the researchers took urine samples and tested them for their level of organophosphate metabolites. Those metabolite levels were thought to be the best marker of a woman's pesticide exposure. Five years later, the children born to women with high levels of pesticide traces in their urine were far more likely to have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. More
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INTERVIEW: Architect James Corner On NYC's High Line Park
The High Line urban park project in New York City opened last summer to tremendous excitement from locals and tourists alike looking to escape the bustling streets for a more peaceful, green enclave in the sky. NYC's High Line is a project that exemplifies effective adaptive urban
re-use in a city that is littered with structures and spaces that have since reached the end of their useful life. With the completion of the rest of the High Line currently in the works, Inhabitat sat down with landscape designer James Corner, the lead designer behind the High Line. More
'Arms Race' Escalates As Industry Seeks Heavier, Longer Trucks
from Logistics Management
Truck sizes and weights have largely been frozen at the federal level since 1993. Now the industry and a coalition of shipping interests are again testing the waters in Washington
to see if now might be the time to take another look at that emotional and politically charged issue. More
MasterTag introduces two new nursery tags. Available as
a folding or card style tag. Large landscape photos and detailed inset of key attributes such as flower, leaf color or fruit. Text information is based on extensive consumer research. Available with or without bar code, price and D.O.R. Comprehensive variety listing.
Opinion: 'Software Ecosystems' Could Change How You Buy Software
from DC Velocity
For most of us, the term "ecosystem" conjures up images of forests and jungles teeming with animals and plant life. But a
number of experts contend that ecosystems are emerging in the supply chain software world as well, and that this could affect how logistics and supply chain managers buy and use software applications. More
State Department of Agriculture Selects Projects for Use of Specialty Crop Funds
from Ag Weekly Online
Specialty crop projects across Idaho will soon receive funding from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, thanks to the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
The State of Idaho allocated $865,672.94 from the federal program to projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. More
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Mediterranean Fruit Fly Infestations Eradicated in San Diego County
from Fresh Plaza
Mediterranean fruit fly infestations in the Escondido and Fallbrook areas of San Diego County have been eradicated, ending quarantines that began in late 2009. The eradication of these infestations means San Diego County is now free from Mediterranean fruit fly infestations. More
Industry At Heart Of Hit TV Show
from Greenhouse Grower
New Irrigation Invention From the UK Is Catching On in
from Garden Center Magazine
Now You Can Put Your Name On It
from Lawn & Landscape Magazine
Mid-Am Trade Show Moving to Navy Pier
from Lawn & Garden Retailer